Mayabeque, Cuba__ The genetic improvement area of the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, located in the western province, focuses on obtaining varieties adapted to the conditions of Cuba, with high temperatures, pests and little water supply, Radio Reloj reports.

One of its researchers, Alexis Lam Piedra, explained that they work in a wide range of crops, which have a great impact on the production, as is the case of beans, maize and tomato, in their different species.

Lam Piedra said that they are linked to different projects, including local agricultural innovation and farm diversification, tools that have contributed to increased yields.

The crop variety development project is being carried out in 10 provinces and includes farmers who are engaged in both extensive agriculture and low input supplies.

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